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For an additional meaning of "Private", please see privacy.

Private or trooper was a military rank, the equivalent of which is used by the service organizations of many civilizations. As a traditional infantry grade, private is the lowest enlisted rank in a fighting organization, below a lance corporal and above a recruit. In comparison to naval ranking systems, this rank is approximately equivalent to the naval able crewman rank.

The Nazi SS had the rank equivalent known as mann, and wore a plain black collar rank insignia. (ENT: "Storm Front", "Storm Front, Part II") Members of the Ekosian SS also wore the same collar rank insignia. (TOS: "Patterns of Force")

The United Earth MACO forces used this rank in the 2150s. The insignia patch was a triangular blue field, bordered in gold, with one white chevron under a white star. (Star Trek: Enterprise)

During the Q Civil War, which represented the Continuum by an illusion of the American Civil War, the Q guarding the tent where Q and Kathryn Janeway were held was addressed as a private by the incoming Captain Q. (VOY: "The Q and the Grey")

This grade has been suggested to exist in some form in other rank arrangements, such as the Bajoran Militia. (DS9: "Shakaar")

List of Privates

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